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Mara H. Rendi, MD, PhD

Dr. Rendi is a breast and gynecologic pathologist.

Patient Care Philosophy:

As a breast and gynecologic pathologist, it is my goal to render not only the most accurate diagnosis but also to provide the highest quality predictive and prognostic tests to help my clinical colleagues take the best possible care of the patient while at the same time advancing our scientific knowledge in these areas.

Dr. Rendi's Resume


Title

  • Acting Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine

Clinical Specialties:

  • Pathology
  • Pathology

Education And Training

  • MD: Dartmouth Medical School
  • Residency: University of Washington Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center

Dr. Rendi's Story


Mara Rendi, MD, PhD, believes that being a physician encompasses education, patient care, and scientific inquiry; and it has been the most fulfilling career she could imagine.

“As a breast and gynecologic pathologist, it is my goal to render not only the most accurate diagnosis but also to provide the highest quality predictive and prognostic tests to help my clinical colleagues take the best possible care of the patient while at the same time advancing our scientific knowledge in these areas,” she says.

Dr. Rendi decided to care for cancer patients because “the pathologic diagnosis is critical to determine all future therapies that will be offered,” she says. “I chose to specialize in cancer pathology so I could have a positive impact in ensuring that patients receive the correct diagnosis.”

Involved in both breast cancer and ovarian cancer research, Dr. Rendi evaluates pathologic criteria to determine better therapies and a better understanding of the pathogenesis of these diseases.

“In my lifetime, I hope to see a better molecular understanding of breast and gynecologic cancer so therapies can be targeted to treat the molecular derangements in a cancer rather than using only cytotoxic chemotherapy and radiation,” she says. “I hope our continued screening efforts and basic science aid in the prevention of high-stage cancers.”

Outside of work, Dr. Rendi can be found skiing, running, mountain biking, and spending time with her husband and two boys.